We got a letter home from school requesting $5 for each child to spend at the mothers day stall, priced from $1-$3.
All good, sent all 3 with their $5.
Pick kids up from school and there is a whole lot of parents demanding time from dd2's teacher due to an issue.
Dd1 meets us at her sisters class doing the "I can't wait to show you what I chose for you Mummy". Dd2 bursts into tears.
Her TA was collecting money for the breast cancer foundation, and asking kids to donate their mothers day money and in return she gave them a 'I donated' sticker to give to their Mums.
Dd2 is 8 and she understands donating to charities, but was upset she didn't get any change, and said she felt forced to.
I didn't join the angry mothers, but am a little bit peeved that they approached the kids for money without notification to the parents. For example if it had been written in the note that they were collecting, I would have sent her with a bit of change to give.
What do you think?
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